Administrative law and public sector in Austria

Haslinger / Nagele Rechtsanwälte GmbH

Covering a wide array of public law matters at the intersection of business and corporate law, Haslinger / Nagele Rechtsanwälte GmbH specialises in environmental, sustainability, and renewable energy issues and is regularly sought after to advise on large-scale infrastructure projects. The team is headed by ‘highly recognized legal expert’ Wilhelm Bergthaler, a key advisor for clients in the mining, trade, banking and financial services sectors, alongside Wolfgang Berger and Martin Stempkowski. Bergthaler and Berger are especially recommended for advising on environmental impact assessment projects, as is Mario Laimgruber, who primarily focuses on the energy sector. Heading the firm’s public law office in Linz, Thomas Riesz is noted for his broad practice, which encompasses health, data protection and telecommunications law.

Other key lawyers:

Mario Laimgruber; Thomas Riesz


‘Mario Laimgruber: very committed diverse legal knowledge, good communication.’

‘This practice is all about serving their clients in the best possible way. They are thorough, have vast knowledge of all legal matters that arise as well as experience. They keep up with deadlines.’

‘Mario Laimgruber and Wilhelm Bergthaler are both highly recognized legal experts in Austria.’


Key clients

Austrian Power Grid AG

Netz Oberösterreich GmbH

Energie AG OÖ

Linz Netz GmbH

Voest alpine


evn naturkraft Erzeugungsgesellschaft m.b.H.

Fontin & Company GmbH

Thurn-Saalach-Kraftwerks-Gesellschaft m.b.H.

ARCHITEC Objektbau GmbH

Bad Ischl HE GmbH

Work highlights

  • Advised Austrian Power Grid AG, Netz Oberösterreich GmbH, Energie AG OÖ and Linz Netz GmbH on the realisation of the interstate high voltage electricity project Sichere Stromversorgung für den Zentralraum Oberösterreich and the corresponding line connection with Voest alpine.
  • Advised EVN AG / evn naturkraft Erzeugungsgesellschaft m.b.H. on a number of procedures in connection with various water power plants.

Schoenherr (Schönherr Rechtsanwälte)

Schoenherr (Schönherr Rechtsanwälte) fields a team of environmental experts and also exhibits proficiency across product compliance, gaming, pharma and public transport-related mandates. Noted by clients for offering a ‘full service on all aspects of public law’, the firm is especially recommended for its experience with environmental impact assessments, permission procedures, public procurement, and regulatory issues in the tech sector. Christian Schmelz heads the planning & environment team and is described as ‘the leading expert in his field’, while Bernd Rajal leads the firm's public law group and Günther Leissler heads up the data protection & privacy group. Johannes Stalzer leads on public procurement matters, while Benjamin Schlatter‘s focus areas are environment, energy and tech.

Practice head(s):

Bernd Rajal; Christian Schmelz; Günther Leissler; Johannes Stalzer

Other key lawyers:

Benjamin Schlatter; Chrisoph Cudlik


‘Christian Schmelz, Christoph Cudlik and the team are skillful. Good cooperation with the authorities has contributed to accelerating the proceedings. The quick and reliable work, as well as the excellent legal and strategic knowledge, is priceless. Clients receive advice that is easy to understand and sophisticated down to the last detail.’

‘Christoph Cudlik has become an excellent attorney under the leadership of Christian Schmelz. We can recommend him for delivery of winning strategies and their relentless execution. Christoph delivers concise and easy to read, but very precise verbal and written pleading that is backed with deep expertise. We treasure him as a very seasoned and thoughtful counsel who has flawlessly accompanied us.’

‘Schoenherr has an impressive public law practice group, which is well known as market leader. They attract the most prominent clients and the most complex mandates. The excellent team is especially well known for their unparalleled expertise in environmental and climate change law with focus on all kinds of infrastructure, renewable energy and industry projects. They offer full service on all aspects of public law.

‘Christian Schmelz, who is known as setting the standards of high quality in regulatory work in Austria, has formed an extraordinary strong team of leading lawyers in the various sub-fields of public law.’

‘Christian Schmelz is the leading expert in his field. He is setting the standards of high quality in regulatory work in Austria and he is the one you rely on when it comes to highly complex matters. His expertise is not restricted to legal questions, but extends also to procedural, tactical, technical and ecological aspects. It is great fun and always a pleasure to work with him.’

Key clients

Abbott Medical Group

Allianz Capital Partners


Austrian Chamber of Commerce

Austrian Association of Pharmacists

Austrian Medical Association

Autobahnen- u Schnellstraßen-Finanzierungs-AG


Bundesimmobiliengesellschaft m.b.H.

Contour Global

EBG MedAustron

Ecoplus Alpin

Energie Steiermark

Energiepark Bruck/Leitha



European Bank for Reconstruction and Development

European Comission

Essity Austria


EXAA Energy Exchange


Gas Connect


Grand Hotel Semmering


Innsbrucker Kommunalbetriebe

Internationale Rheinregulierung


Klinik Ottakring

Klinik Wiener Neustadt

Laakirchen Papier AG


Monier Group

Netz Niederösterreich

Neue Heimat Tirol



Österreichische Bundesbahn

Österreichische Bundesforste

Österreichische Post AG



Red Bull

Serbian Ministry of Mining and Energy


SpaceX / Starlink

Stadt Wien

Thales Austria GmbH

TINETZ Tiroler Netze GmbH

TIWAG Tiroler Wasserkraft

Trans Austria





Vienna International Airport

Vienna Technical Museum

WEB Windenergie AG

Wien Energie

Wien IT GmbH

Wiener Linien GmbH & Co KG

Wiener Lokalbahnen

Wiener Netze

Wiener Stadtwerke Holding

Windkraft Simonsfeld



Zellstoff Pöls AG

Work highlights

  • Advised the European Commission on the legislative process for the Gas Directive Recast by identifying legal and regulatory barriers to the timely development of cross-border hydrogen infrastructure in Europe.
  • Advised UBER on various public law disputes with the local regulatory authorities and on defending its transport business models against competitors in administrative proceedings.
  • Advised the Bundesimmobiliengesellschaft, ÖBB, ASFINAG, and Wiener Linien on the roll-out of the 5G network in Austria.

Binder Grösswang

With a multi-disciplinary approach, Binder Grösswang‘s practice strengths include expertise in regulated sectors such as financial services, energy, life sciences and transport. A notable specialism of the team lies in matters regarding foreign investment control, which are often led by Regina Kröll as well as by practice head Johannes Barbist. Barbist provides further specialisms in areas such as public commercial, administrative and constitutional law, as well as state aid and public procurement matters. Sanctions work and M&A with public law elements are also key areas of work for the practice.

Practice head(s):

Johannes Barbist

Other key lawyers:

Regina Kröll


‘Excellent guys.’

Key clients

Austria Wirtschaftsservice Gesellschaft mbH

Kärntner Beteiligungsverwaltung

Netz Burgenland GmbH


ÖBB Group

Work highlights

  • Advised Kärntner Beteiligungsverwaltung on its shareholding in Kärntner Flughafen Betriebsgesellschaft mbH and on its relationship with co-shareholder and previous majority shareholder Lilihill Capital Group GmbH.
  • Advised Austria Wirtschaftsservice Gesellschaft mbH, the promotional bank of the Austrian federal government, on the establishment of its second start-up and venture capital fund.

Cerha Hempel

Cerha Hempel exhibits proficiency across a wide range of public law matters and excels in administrative litigation, with co-lead and ‘fantastic strategic thinker’ Hans Kristoferitsch leading on a number of cases related to European, state aid and data protection law. Kristoferitsch is joined as practice head by Stefan Huber, who ‘pairs excellent legal knowledge with exceptionally short turnaround times’ and specialises in environmental, constitutional, EU and procurement law. Armin Schwabl contributes to the team's wide offering with his focus on product regulation, telecommunication, trade and waste matters.

Practice head(s):

Hans Kristoferitsch; Stefan Huber

Other key lawyers:

Armin Schwabl; Claudia Hanslik-Schneider


‘Hans Kristoferitsch and his team are easy to work with, very professional and they follow a pragmatic approach in order to reach the optimal result for their clients. Furthermore, they have very quick turnaround times when it comes to providing advice. ’

‘Dr Hans Kristoferitsch is a proven expert in administrative law. He he also has a strong sense for the business needs of his clients. ’

‘Very business oriented.’

The whole team showed incredible legal knowledge, strategic thinking, availability and 100% dedication to us as their client. In the end, getting what you engaged a team for is the most convincing proof of their quality.’

‘What strikes me most is the incredible depth of the team. Hans Kristoferitsch, Stefan Huber and Claudia Hanslik-Schneider provide highest legal quality with deep understanding of our needs. Hans Kristoferitsch is a fantastic strategic thinker, well connected and and extremely diligent lawyer. Stefan Huber pairs excellent legal knowledge with exceptionally short turnaround times and has a good sense of realism. Claudia Hanslik-Schneider has incredibly deep knowledge of administrative law and is extremely diligent and besides this, always friendly and easy to work with.’

‘They have extensive legal knowledge and it is always a pleasure to work with them. They are very well connected with other players in the field.’

‘Hans Kristoferitsch is a brilliant lawyer and a great strategic thinker. He always finds out-of the box solutions. Stefan Huber is in depth legal skills, has a good grip of administrative procedures and is extremely fast in answering to our requests. Claudia Hanslik-Schneider ist extremely diligent and knows any file inside out.’

Key clients

SES Spar European Shopping Centers

Universität für Bodenkultur Wien

RHI Magnesita


Austrian Power Grid AG

Vienna International Airport


Danube Private University

Philip Morris Austria GmbH

Wien Energie

Via Donau

Work highlights

  • Acted for European shopping center company SES in various administrative and court proceedings on the enlargement of one of Austria’s largest shopping malls.
  • Advised the Vienna-based Universität für Bodenkultur on all university law related matters and in the first ever Austrian proctoring case.
  • Advised RHI Magnesita on legal aspects of introducing circular economy aspects into the Austria-wide waste management.

CMS Reich-Rohrwig Hainz Rechtsanwälte GmbH

Adept at handing the full range of public law matters, CMS Reich-Rohrwig Hainz Rechtsanwälte GmbH offers notable specialisms in trade, environmental, health and construction matters as well as experience in representing clients before courts such as the constitutional court and the administrative court of Austria. The team is jointly steered by ‘exceptional lawyer’ and administrative law specialist Robert Keisler and by Bernt Elsner, whose practice encompasses public procurement, state aid and antitrust law. Praised by clients for her ability to ‘lead through difficult and complex legal issues‘, Marlene Wimmer-Nistelberger is another key contact for court proceedings and often handles matters related to information obligations and environmental questions.

Practice head(s):

Bernt Elsner; Robert Keisler

Other key lawyers:

Thomas Hamerl; Marlene Wimmer-Nistelberger


‘Very professionel and flexible.’

‘Marlene Wimmer-Nistelberger is able to lead through difficult and complex legal issues and questions. The necessary answers are given within a short time. Trustful attorney-client relationship. ’

‘CMS is one of the leading law firms in administrative law and public sector. I appriciate how they understand their clients and their client’s issues. ’

‘Marlene Wimmer-Nistelberger is an exceptional lawyer in administrative law and brings broad knowledge of the public sector. She is a proven expert in any part of administrative law, is a well known speaker in this matter and always delivers on any query. As soon as you involve Marlene, you can consider your issue solved.’

‘Robert Keisler is an exceptional lawyer providing solutions to its clients. ’

Key clients

Österreichische Post AG

Telekom Austria AG

Unser Ö-Bonus Club GmbH

Rheinmetall AG

Medical University of Vienna

Best in Parking AG

Vienna Tourist Board

Enerox GmbH

G31 Glasfaser Bezirk Weiz GmbH

VNext AB

VX Fiber GmbH

Autosock Operations AS


Work highlights

  • Advised Best in Parking on a transaction with Macquarie AssetManagement.
  • Represented the Austrian Post in around 50 cases before the highest administrative court regarding the interpretation of the 2022 amendment of the Epidemics Act.
  • Represented Ö Bonus Club before the data protection authority, the federal administrative court, and the administrative court in relation to alleged violations of the GDPR.

Niederhuber & Partner Rechtsanwälte GmbH

With a team of ‘lawyers with excellent expertise in all the many different fields of public law’, Niederhuber & Partner Rechtsanwälte GmbH specialises in energy and environmental matters and maintains close relationships with clients focusing on the circular economy and on the heavy industry sector. Martin Niederhuber has a strong track record of handling energy and infrastructure projects and co-leads the group alongside Paul Reichel and Peter Sander. Sander’s areas of expertise include constitutional and administrative law, while Reichel specialises in nature conservation and water law. David Suchanek regularly represents clients from the energy, construction and waste sectors before authorities and administrative courts. Energy expert Florian Stangl was promoted to equity partner in January 2023.

Practice head(s):

Martin Niederhuber; Paul Reichel; Peter Sander

Other key lawyers:

David Suchanek; Florian Stangl


‘Quick responses, deep knowledge of energy and environmental/infrastructure law, comprehensive language of legal analyses.’

‘Florian Stangl: high knowledge of legal frameworks regarding electricity and environmental/infrastructure law, especially European law, with social and practical skills.’

‘The team consists of many lawyers with excellent expertise in all the many different fields of public law, especially environmental law. Furthermore, I want to highlight, that due to the offices in Graz and Salzburg, the law firm has excellent contact with the regional authorities and therefore broad knowledge of deviating/ special local administrative practices. ’

Key clients


Flughafen Salzburg GmbH

Austrian Power Grid AG


EVN Wärme GmbH

EVN Wärmekraftwerke GmbH

Salzburg AG für Energie, Verkehr und Telekommunikation

Wirtschaftskammer Österreich

Forum mineralische Rohstoffe

Fachverband Steine Keramik

Ganahl Aktiengesellschaft

Vereinigung der Österreichischen Zementindustrie

WEB Windenergie AG

ASFINAG Autobahnen- und Schnellstraßen-Finanzierungs-AG


Österreichische Gesundheitskasse

Fachvereinigung Mineralwolleindustrie

Schmittenhöhebahn AG

Loacker Recycling GmbH

Vöslauer Mineralwasser GmbH

Zauchenseeliftgesellschaft Benedikt Scheffer GmbH

Schlotterer Sonnenschutzsysteme GmbH

Work highlights

  • Advised the Federal Ministry for Climate Action and Energy on energy law and connected legal areas, like state aid law, constitutional law and forestry law.
  • Advised VERBUND AG on various legal issues relating to the development of renewable energy projects (hydro, wind and solar power), including the drafting of energy-related contracts.
  • Advised Austrian Power Grid AG on various regulatory questions.

Wolf Theiss Rechtsanwälte GmbH & Co KG

Wolf Theiss Rechtsanwälte GmbH & Co KG‘s varied caseload includes matters related to regulated industries as well as life sciences, public transport, citizenship, environmental and planning law. The team is sought out by clients from a range of industries, including energy, transport and IT, and handles a growing number of mandates related to foreign direct investment controls in several SEE countries. The firm’s broad offering is exemplified by practice head Kurt Retter as well as by Harald Strahberger, who is particularly well-versed in representing clients before the Austrian supreme administrative court and the constitutional court.

Practice head(s):

Kurt Retter

Other key lawyers:

Harald Strahberger


‘Kurt Retter is a proven specialist in public transport law, especially in railway law. We have been very satisfied for years.’


Key clients


Cellnex Telecom


Federal State of Lower Austria (Niederöstereich)


Lifebrain S.r.l.


Work highlights

  • Advised Lifebrain and its Austrian affiliates on a number of regulatory matters.

bpv Hügel

Offering its clients longstanding strengths in the energy sector, bpv Hügel‘s areas of expertise also include telecoms and state aid law as well as public procurement and environmental law, with a particular focus on handling planning and waste management-related matters for municipalities as well as national and international companies from a range of sectors. The team is well-equipped to handle litigation before administrative courts and works closely with the firm’s Brussels office on EU law matters. The department is jointly steered by Christian Macho and Christian Schneider.

Practice head(s):

Christian Schneider; Christian Macho


‘Christian Schneider: Excellent knowledge of public law.’

‘Christian Schneider is the expert in the administrative law and public sector field; very pragmatic approach, exceptional commercial knowledge, always on point.’

‘Excellent co-operation of the administrative law team with the antitrust team, fast and hands-on advice, always on point, no lengthy memos.’

Key clients

Mayer & Co GmbH

British American Tobacco

Dachverband der Sozialversicherungsträger

Marktgemeinde Maria Enzersdorf

City of St. Pölten

Marktgemeinde Alland

Austrian Chamber of Pharmacists

Die NÖ Umweltverbände

Work highlights

  • Advised MAYER GRUPPE on environmental law.
  • Advised British American Tobacco on all tobacco-related matters.
  • Advised Marktgemeinde Maria Enzersdorf on all administrative law matters.

DORDA Rechtsanwälte GmbH

DORDA Rechtsanwälte GmbH is instructed by public bodies as well as by private national and international companies from a range of sectors such as construction, commerce and energy to act in proceedings before national and international administrative authorities and courts. The team's broad remit also encompasses regulatory questions related to data privacy, product liability, and planning law, among others.  Bernhard Müller heads the practice and ‘unifies academic knowledge with practical considerations’, while Petra Artners is well-versed in competition, foreign trade and telecommunications law.

Practice head(s):

Bernhard Müller

Other key lawyers:

Petra Artner


‘Bringing technical, commercial and legal aspects swiftly together and develop a holistic legal strategy according to the clients necessities. ’

‘Bernhard Müller unifies academic knowledge with practical considerations, and develops a goal-oriented strategy.’

‘We chose Bernhard Müller and his team for his expertise in constitutional and administrative law. His advice has been quick and fully on point. ’

‘Bernhard Müller, highly approachable and direct to the issue. His broad knowledge as an academic and his hands on-approach as practitioner makes the cooperation very efficient.’


Key clients

EuroParcs Österreich GmbH

Wirtschaftskammer Österreich

Bayer Austria GmbH

Work highlights

  • Advised Bayer on pricing and reimbursement issues.
  • Advised EuroParcs on all legal matters regarding entering the Austrian market, including construction, planning and environmental law.

E+H Rechtsanwälte GmbH

With a broad practice that particularly targets clients in sectors such as healthcare and infrastructure, E+H Rechtsanwälte GmbH is especially well-known for providing expert advice in energy and environmental law and has extensive experience handling matters related to water, photovoltaic and biomass energy. The team is jointly steered by Tatjana Katalan, who clients describe as ‘extremely competent and reliable’, and Ulrike Sehrschön, who is very experienced at representing contracting authorities and bidders in tender proceedings.

Practice head(s):

Tatjana Katalan; Ulrike Sehrschön


‘Teamwork, professional competence and cooperation as well as quick and competent action.’

‘We appreciate the work done by and with Tatjana Katalan, especially their quick comprehension of problems and their solution approaches. She and her team are extremely competent and reliable. We feel very well advised and very well represented.’

Key clients

Altor Equity Partners

Bioenergiewärme Group

Diagnostikum Gruppe

ECOwind Handels- & Wartungs-GmbH

Glock ecotech GmbH

Hofer KG

Holding Graz – Kommunale Dienstleistungen GmbH

Kommunalkredit Austria AG

MARE Holding GmbH

öGIG Group


Windpark Bärofen GmbH

Work highlights

  • Represented a company in a landmark ruling in case C-411/22 Thermalhotel Fontana of the European Court of Justice, restoring the freedom of movement of workers in connection with the Epidemics Act.
  • Advised Holding Graz – Kommunale Dienstleistungen GmbH on a project regarding the relief of streetcar lines in the city center of Graz.
  • Represented KELAG – Kärntner Elektrizitäts-Aktiengesellschaft in an EIA procedure concerning the third wind farm in Carinthia, Windpark Lavamünd.

Herbst Kinsky Rechtsanwalte GmbH

With a base of clients in the energy, healthcare, financial services and construction sectors, Herbst Kinsky Rechtsanwalte GmbH is especially recommended for its strength in public procurement matters, while advice on foreign direct investment proceedings is another notable proficiency of the team under the lead of Christoph HerbstValerie Mayer is well regarded for her work in the field of public commercial law, with her focus areas including investment and merger control matters.

Practice head(s):

Christoph Herbst

Other key lawyers:

Valerie Mayer; Stefan Lenzhofer


‘Herbst Kinsky has an outstanding reputation in the Austrian and the international regulatory law sector, in particular with regard to public procurement and investment control law. The team includes the hands-on individual Valerie Mayer, who provides successful support on public procurement and FDI-projects.’

‘Valerie Mayer is emphatic, efficient, assertive and focussed on the client’s needs. I highly recommend her.’

‘The team has an excellent reputation in the field of antitrust and competition law for many years. Valerie Mayer, has strongly strengthened the areas of merger and investment control. Since then, the firm has become an integral part of the antitrust and FDI community – both in Austria and on an international level.’

‘Valerie Mayer takes care of all antitrust and FDI proceedings for us and handles them in an efficient, committed, and extremely straightforward manner. She has a high level of professional competence in these areas.’

‘Extremely competent and still easy accessible.’

‘Stefan Lenzhofer: competent, diligent, careful and fast in response.’

‘Valerie Mayer is an excellent lawyer with profound knowledge in FDI and public procurement law topics. She is very responsive, easy to work with and very detail-oriented. I would definitely recommend her and would work with her again at any time. ’

‘Excellent specialist knowledge in constitutional, administrative, labour and social law.’

Key clients

Niederösterreichische Landesgesundheitsagentur

Province of Lower Austria

Illwerke vkw AG


3 i plc/Mait Group

GIS – Gebühren Info Service GmbH

STAR Capital Partnership LLP

IPS International Project & Safety Services Group

reebuild GmbH

Vienna University of Economics and Business

Work highlights

  • Advised Treis Asia Pte Ltd. as the majority shareholders of Cycleenergy Holding GmbH on an internal restructuring regarding the transfer of shares to non-EU-based special purpose vehicles.
  • Advised GIS, a subsidiary of Austrian broadcasting company ORF, in various proceedings relating to the VAT charge on ORF television licence fees.
  • Advised Illwerke vkw AG on the statutory right to amend agreements on prices for electricity in customer contracts under section 80 Austrian Energy Industry Organization Act.

Lansky, Ganzger + Partner (LGP)

Lansky, Ganzger + Partner (LGP) strengthened its international reach in 2023 with an office opening in Dubai, where Gabriel Lansky primarily advises on EU law matters, while the Vienna-based team continues to advise clients such as public principals, private project sponsors and companies from a range of industries across contentious and non-contentious mandates. The team in Austria is jointly steered by Alexander Egger and Gerald Ganzger, with Egger handling cross-border matters and regularly representing clients before EU Courts and Ganzger acting as an expert for matters concerning the TMT and entertainment sectors.

Practice head(s):

Alexander Egger; Gerald Ganzger; Gabriel Lansky


‘Gerald Ganzger and his team have an open ear for every request and are very flexible. The firm’s knowledge is very broad and you can always get help from them.’

‘Gerald Ganzger is always on the spot when it comes to legal matters and helps us to prepare well for all possibilities. ’

‘Competence and honest advice that makes sense. Strong advisors in litigation PR.’

Key clients



Republic of Serbia

Work highlights

  • Advised Skyglide on obtaining a concession under ropeway law as well as on a nature conservation approval procedure.
  • Represented several individuals before the EU Council and the General Court in sanctions cases related to Belarus and Ukraine.
  • Advised the Serbian government in connection with its EU accession negotiations.

PHH Rechtsanwält:innen GmbH

With a team whose ‘creative ideas never cease to amaze’, PHH Rechtsanwält:innen GmbH under the lead of Stefanie Werinos has a notable specialism in environmental matters, especially environmental impact assessments. The team also handles a large volume of public procurement cases for clients in a range of industries, including financial services, tourism, and life sciences. Werninos is supported by Sandra Kasper and Theresa Karall.

Practice head(s):

Stefanie Werinos

Other key lawyers:

Sandra Kasper; Theresa Karall


‘Stefanie Werinos: good technical knowledge.’

‘The entire team works highly efficiently and quickly to solve legal issues. The creative ideas never cease to amaze. The knowledge of the required legal matters is impressive. The team also always manages to never lose the overall view beyond the specific procedure.’

‘Sandra Kasper impresses in particular with her above-average knowledge of the required legal matters. Her ability to grasp even complex issues quickly helps enormously in the proceedings.’

Key clients

AbbVie GmbH

Austrian Financial Market Authority

Österreichische Hotel- und Tourismusbank Gesellschaft m.b.H.

Verbund Hydro Power GmbH

Work highlights

  • Advised Verbund on the Environmental Impact Assessment of Verbund’s hydropower plant in Laufnitzdorf.
  • Advised the Austrian Financial Market Authority on a two-stage public procurement process for auditing services by specialized providers.
  • Advised an Austrian family business on regulatory matters and administrative proceedings related to contaminated sites and waste management at the client’s plant.

SAXINGER Rechtsanwalts GmbH

A strong presence in the railway sector represents the core of SAXINGER Rechtsanwalts GmbH's practice, which specialises in infrastructure and public procurement matters and regularly provides advice on planning and zoning issues. ‘Outstanding expert’ Hanno Liebermann is well known for his work in the transport sector and leads the group, while Markus Nussbaumer handles a variety of energy and environmental mandates. Jana Seywald specialises in public construction and engineering law.

Practice head(s):

Hanno Liebmann

Other key lawyers:

Markus Nußbaumer; Jana Seywald


‘Real partners, not just lawyers. They have a deep market knowledge and a clear understanding of our projects. The team is certainly top in our industry sector. They know how things are handled in practice and understand how to present complex legal matters in a client-friendly way.’

‘Hanno Liebmann is an outstanding expert and a reliable partner. We like his hands-on approach as well as his precise work. His performance is perfect.’

‘Hanno Liebmann has distinguished himself through his professional expertise in complex railway law issues. Furthermore, he stands out for his adherence to deadlines and reliability.’


Key clients

ÖBB-Produktion GmbH

Bundespensionskasse AG

Schiene OÖ GmbH

Federal State of Upper Austria

Marktgemeinde Perchtoldsdorf

Marktgemeinde Wöllersdorf-Steinabrückl

Andreas Schmid

Schiene Salzburg GmbH

Federal State of Salzburg

Federal State of Styria

Cargo-Center-Graz BetriebsgmbH & Co KG

Güterterminal Werndorf Projekt GmbH

Ardex Baustoff GmbH

Work highlights

  • Advised ÖBB-Produktion, a subsidiary of ÖBB-Personenverkehr and Rail Cargo Austria, on the replacement of cab radios for rolling stock in a cross-border mandate involving Germany, the Czech Republic, Slovakia and Hungary.
  • Assisted Schiene OÖ with the project ‘Regionalstadtbahn Linz’, focusing on the extension of rail junctions to improve regional connections.
  • Advised the local government of Perchtoldsdorf on public and railway law issues arising from the planned expansion and reconstruction of a commuter line.